For Families

Photograph: Nottingham Contemporary

Play & Learn: In Gallery, At Home, & Outside!

Our Early Years relaxed sensory sessions Let's Play. Again! are back. We were full to the brim with little ones, from babes in arms, to bum shufflers, and fast movers and just wanted to do it all again. Book here.

Nottingham Contemporary will be closed of the festive holiday, so our next family workshops will be in February 2024. Keep your eye on our web page as we will have some digital activities for you to continue being creative at home until we see you again.

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If you are visiting our exhibitions, then don't miss out on our Sensory Bags to use around the building to support during your visit, available in reception.

Take a look at our other activities below, or all our past ones are here, there are lots to do to keep you busy.

You could also take a look at our Virtual Reality tour of past exhibitions and related activites.

Be sure to share your ‘In Gallery, At Home & Outside’ experience on our social media, at #NCmaking so we can see what amazing ways you have tried our activities.

We'd love to hear what you think. Who knows, you could join our team of kid creatives!

Your Visit

To prepare you for your visit see our, Access and Facilities here, and Getting Here.


Entry to our exhibitions and our family activities are free.

Our Gallery Assistants are on hand to support a happy and safe environment. Please help by listening to their guidance and let them know if you need any assistance or guidance during your visit.

We ask for you not to take food and drink inside the exhibitions, however you are more than welcome to have your snacks and drinks if attending our Family Activities in The Space.

a graphic showing accessibility features with representative symbols 1. accessible toilets including two disabled toilets on the lowest floor and a changing places toilet with a changing bed 2. we can provide a wheelchair for you to borrow and accessible spaces for wheelchair users to access all parts of the building 3. portable folding stools are available for visitors to use in the galleries 4. communication cards to ask for directions or help in our building 5. step free (street level) access and lifts 6. hearing loops are fitted in our reception and in the space 7. children's and adult's ear defenders 8.exhibition notes in Arabic, Polish and Urdu 9. easy read versions and translations of our exhibition notes are available on our website and reception desk 10. coloured overlays and magnifiers are available at our reception desk. Our team are always happy to help you with your access requirements - please get in touch. Please go to the reception desk or ask our friendly gallery assistants should you require any assistance
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